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Address: Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816
Phone Number: 808-286-0309
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Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back...

Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours.Learn to SUP in a laid-back environment.Explore the coast line doing an easy down-wind run.Enjoy the beautiful ocean, get a little exercise and have lots of fun!

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Fantastic morning on the water!

Was a tad nervous to start As not a water baby! Communication was excellent with Vanya from initial enquiry. After a quick run through on the land we were quickly paddling around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Janice L
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a tad nervous to start As not a water baby! Communication was excellent with Vanya from initial enquiry. After a quick run through on the land we were quickly paddling around in the shallows on a local beach past Waikiki(no waves!!!). We spent at least 2 hours paddling a local waterway then out into the ocean(shallow!!!). Tips were awesome... More 

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Delaware, USA
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I did a solo 2-hour lesson with Vanya at Ala Moana Beach Park in the late afternoon, and had a great time. This was my first paddleboarding experience and I wasn't sure what to expect, but Vanya is a very fine instructor and I did very well with it. There was a bit of wind, not too challenging, and the... More 

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I did a 2-hour SUP lesson with Vanya in the late afternoon and had such a great time. She picked a venue close to where we were staying. Vanya was very patient even though I was a pretty terrible and slow learner. We saw green turtles frolicking around us so many times. Such a treat! Vanya is... More 

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

I took the Kahana River and Bay tour. Vanya is very friendly and tailored the tour for what I was interested in. I have some experience at SUP and she gave me some good tips to improve my stroke and balance. She also has a good weather connection. It was very windy the whole time I was there, and she... More 

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Thank Rich E
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

I chose Three Friends SUP for its fair prices, appeal as a small, local business, and great reviews. And I was not disappointed. Vanya began with teaching us (my boyfriend and I) the proper handling and strokes before we headed out to the beautiful waters of Ala Moana. Vanya was friendly and professional-- chatting with us, but also making sure... More 

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Thank Tori H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

We went as two teenagers and two adults, and loved it. The Ala Moana beach was quiet and calm, so the weather was conducive to a relaxed paddle up and down the water. Vanya (and Brian) were easy to speak to and wonderful company. We enjoyed it very much and would recommend to Waikiki travellers.

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Thank Daniel W
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time around Hawaii kai area with Vanya. She is awesome and very nice to us. We will definitely choose her tour again when we visit Hawaii next time.

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Thank Hiroshi M
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My wife and I were in Honolulu for a few days and decided we'd like to try stand up paddle boarding for a bit of fun. So glad we found Vanya's site and used three friends. Neither of us had ever tried paddle boarding before, but after some quick instructions and tips from Vanya we were on our feet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun SUP. Even though my husband picked it right away, I needed lots of help and instruction! Vanya is very patient and kind while teaching! Very nice experience got to see sea turtles and jelly fish too!

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I was looking for a SUP tour on Oahu, and after checking out several “boutique” web sites, I came across Three Friends SUP. And I’m glad I found Vanya’s site! I chose the Kahana Bay SUP tour because I wanted to be away from the crowded Waikiki area and see the other side of Oahu by water. I was not... More 

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